New Experiment Confirms Reality Doesn’t Exist If You Are Not Looking At It

According to a well-known theory in quantum physics, a particle’s behavior changes depending on whether there is an observer or not. It basically suggests that reality is a kind of illusion and exists only when we are looking at it. Numerous quantum experiments were conducted in the past and showed that this indeed might be the case.

Now, physicists at the Australian National University have found further evidence for the illusory nature of reality. They recreated the John Wheeler’s delayed-choice experiment and confirmed that reality doesn’t exist until it is measured, at least on the atomic scale.

I would take that a stage further. Half an hour on Facebbok shows that for most people reality does not exist even whe I am looking at it.

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Schroedingers Cat explained:

When not observed a cat is either hungry or sleeping but probably sleeping.

When observed a cat is either hungry or sleeping but probably hungry.

Meanwhile outside the M25

We’ve always said politicians live in a bubble, completely divorced from reality and therefor from the lives of the people they represent. Harsh, some said, but it turns out we were not harsh enough because there is now evidence coming in the the elitists parachuted into constituencies to hold safe seats for the major parties are not simply out of touch with the reality of ordinary lives, they don’t even know where their constituencies are.

from The Daily Telegraph

Ingleton is a village of impressive natural beauty, boasting limestone caves, flowing waterfalls and literary links to master sleuth Sherlock Holmes. Unfortunately for one Labour MP, that it isn’t the Ingleton she represents in Parliament.

Helen Goodman, Shadow Media Minister, has acted for the village of Ingleton, County Durham, for almost a decade. But in a speech yesterday she confused her constituency village with one by the same name 70 miles away in North Yorkshire.

The Oxford educated MP is said to have “babbled on” about the village’s connection to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as well as its beautiful limestone caves and waterfalls while opening a classic car show and community fair.

In reality, the Ingleton in which she spoke to 500 baffled constituents has a disused mine and little more than two rows of houses either side of a main road, complete with a school, church and village pub.

The 56-year-old has been accused of a “disgraceful” lack of knowledge about her constituency of Bishop Auckland, which she has represented since 2005, and of plagiarising the speech from the wrong Wikipedia page for Ingleton.

Here are images of just a few of the interesting things around Ingleton Yorks.

Thornton Force
Thornton Force

Subterranean river in White Scar Caves
Subterranean River in White Scar Caves, Ingleton, Yorks

Ribblehead viaduct
Ribblehead Viaduct on the famous Settle to Carlisle line.

Ingleton, County Durham on the other hand has some truly amazing public benches:

Ingleton, County Durham

A tad unfair perhaps but if this MP had ever actually actually toured her constituency with her eyes open instead of constantly asking her agent “how much longer do we have to hang around this dump before I can get back to the members bar in Westminster?” she might have noticed a distinct lack of waterfalls, caves, viaducts and Sherlock Holmes impersonators.

In the interests of balance however, we hear the Tory boy who recently won the by election in Newark, Nottinghamshire, has been approaching people in Newark New Jersey and introducing himself as their new Member of Parliament.

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Dave And The Internet Of Things

Our revered Prime Minister Call-me-twatface has been talking about the internet of things. Now Cammers probably does not understand this phrase probably but he thinks it’s the future because a scientist told him that’s what progressive people are thinking (and to that scientist I say; I was promised a personal hovercraft by some geek on Tomorrows World forty years ago – WHERE’S MY FUCKING HOVERCRAFT?

The internet of things is the latest buzzphrase among those who think anything that contributes to blurring the line between the real world and the virtual world inhabited by “scientists” and other reality deniers is “kewl”.

internet-things

There are many emerging technologies that have practical applications than the robot fuck buddies and wearable technology of the internet of things but manufacturers and owners of the creepy stuff like Google Goggles or smart watches that report your activities to a server farm.

Supermarkets are introducing smart shelves, homes are getting smart meters which tell the government how much energy you are wasting, and businesses are all finding ways to connect everyday objects to the internet of things with touch screens, QR codes, RFID chips and other sensors.

Google, being the most evil corporation on the planet, are even working on technology to connect our brains to the internet. All this extended connectivity has officially been dubbed the “Internet of Things” – and someone has told he will sound cool if he uses the phrase. Here’s a presser of Dave’s speech made earlier today:

“David Cameron has announced that the world is on the brink of ‘a new industrial revolution,’ where the internet will allow everyday objects like fridges to ‘talk to each other.’
Speaking at a trade fair in Hanover, Germany, the Prime Minister said that ‘the internet of things’ would transform the world, as he announced a package of measures to promote Britain’s position in the global technological race.

“I see the Internet of Things as a huge transformative development – a way of boosting productivity, of keeping us healthier, making transport more efficient, reducing energy needs, tackling climate change,” said Mr Cameron, adding that the world was now “on fast-forward”. Well Dave might want to live in a dystopia where humans are Slaves Of The Machine but count me out.

In fact there isn’t much science involved that has not been around for years, what drives the internet of things is greed, lust for power and control freakery.

The Internet of Things really refers to seemingly ordinary objects that are programmed so they can make “decisions” based on the data they receive. That information helps people learn and grow from the feedback, developers to improve their products, advertisers to better understand their audience, and most amazing of all, for processes to become automated without human interaction. It also helps governments and corporations to nag us to consume more (and thus pay more VAT) and do as we are told because Big Brother is watching.

Recent technology glitches, covert data gathering exercises and hacking scandals demonstrate that personal data is vulnerable, the internet was never designed for the things it is being used for, such security as there was got stripped out when a scientist decided he could do a better job than the computer professionals and nobody has as yet addressed the failings. Governments and corporations have to invest in strong underlying infrastructure or this information is left vulnerable. The problem with that of course is that a secure internet would be far too difficult for scientists, academics and politicians to use although ordinary punters would manage quite well. We were landed with the POS we have now because scientists felts the systems used with ease by process workers, mechanics, clerks, shop, warehouse and distribution staff and even post office counter clerks were too difficult for someone with a PhD.

This question is being debated now, but in the meantime let’s focus on the fun we can have with some very cool new toys.

“My car will tell me when I need to fill the tank, check the tyres and top up the oil but it will not let me exceed the speed limit”
“My fridge will tell me when I need to buy more butter but will lock itself and warn me that I’ve already had my daily safe allowance when I try to get a third bottle of beer”
“My TV will tell me when my favourite programmes are on then automatically switch itself to a channel broadcasting output approved by the government”
My wardrobe will tell me it is the voice of Azazel and I must go out and kill people wearing silly trousers – oh, come to think of it I’ve had one of those for years. I tried to get rid of it once but it threatened to tell the Police National Crime Database where the bodies are buried.

The world is run by insane people doing insane things – John Lennon

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Judge Denies Attempt To Block Obama’s Transfer Of Internet Oversight To UN

October 2016: In a last ditch effort to block Obama’s plan to allow the US Commerce Department to hand over oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to a multi-stakeholder community – which includes the technical community, businesses, civil society and foreign governments – 4 state attorneys went to a Texas federal court alleging that the transition, in the absence of congressional approval, amounts to an illegal forfeiture of U.S. government property. Confirming once more that under Obama’s Presidency the judiciary and legal system have been totally politicised, their case was thrown out on a technicality.

Humans To The back Of The Bus, The Day Of The Cyborg Is Here

We have reported Google’s plans to implant microprocessors in your head to interface directly with your brain and override everything that makes you human, we have expose neuroscience for the scam it is; a science whore’s con trick to get research grants, did you know for example that neuroscientists using the latest technology have detected meaningful brain activity in dead fishes.

And we have even warned you of scientists plans to replace your other half with a robot fuck buddy.

Scientists say they are on course to free humanity from the constraints of being human. it seems to us as if we are being driven on a runaway train towards slavery in a scientific dictatorship. Almost every day we hear of massive continued investment in replacing humans with robots, both economically and socially.

In parallel we see science making advances in dehumanising us and robbing people of their individuality in global projects like The Emperor Obama’s BRAIN initiative in the U.S. and its counterpart in Europe, the Human Brain Project. These projects will attempt to decode the human brain and tailor it for “treatments,” (a.k.a programming) as well as to enable the realization of full brain-computer-interface technology.

The pace of these developments has increased toward the dizzying, such as a “living” transistor that uses DNA merged with graphene, the advent of quantum computing, the creation of avatars, DNA nanobots, and a range of neuro applications that are beginning to transform our fundamental relationship with the “real” world.’

Now most of this is just scientists, being insane and totally detached from reality as usual, having what passes in the scientific mind for a wank. Ninety – nine out of ten things scientists tell us are “just around the corner” or “about to become reality” are really nothing more substantial than fantasies resulting from scientists inability to distinguish fact from fiction. They think Doctor Who is a travel documentary.

The dangerous thing of course is that these plans to make us all into human – android hybrids are being taken seriously (Transhumanism)by politicians and corporate bosses. Makes one realise what a terrible mistake it was to close the mental hospitals. We used to keep these sociopaths banged up for the safety of themselves and others, now we give them research grants and tell them to find ways of destroying humanity.

Read an article on this at Activist Post

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At last, science publication admits science is a religion.

Desperate to cling onto their ability to dictate reality, the crumbling mainstream media is beginning to kill off article comment sections in a cynical bid to silence dissenting voices.

Studies confirm that article comment sections – for better or worse – are heavily swaying public opinion. How many times have you read a mainstream news article about NSA spying, drones, gun control or any other other hot button issue where the author sides with the establishment, only to have their argument completely eviscerated by a deluge of irate, intelligent, well informed respondents in the comment section?

Recent polls show that trust in mainstream media is hovering at record lows. After largely failing to influence the court of public opinion via paid trolls, the establishment is starting to panic and is responding by moving to cull comment sections altogether. […]

As an excellent Daily Tech piece highlights, Popular Science admitted that its decision to pull the comment section was in order to preach a “scientific doctrine” on global warming without being challenged.

Preach? Doctrine?

And there are still science worshippers out there (not as many as in the past however) who want to tell you science is an objective academic discipline and not a religion. Yeah right.

The origin of the word “doctrine” is to indoctrinate. Therefore, Popular Science is taking the most unscientific approach possible – by censoring debate and stifling alternative ideas – in order to indoctrinate its readers.

Next it will be taking them to the jungle and giving them a drink of kool aid.

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Science and Reality

A long article (with pictures) on the attempts of scientists to explain reality by building a computer simulation of the universe. The idea sounds familiar somehow, I’m sure I came across it before in a Sci Fi film or a television comedy series.

Oh well, they’re scientists so they must know what they’re talking about I suppose.

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I wonder how long it will be before they realise to build a model of the universe first it would be helpful to know what the universe is and how it works.

FORTY TWO days maybe?

Adultery In A Parallel Universe

Dr Catherine Hakim, a sociologist and bestselling author, argues that a “sour and rigid English view” of infidelity is condemning millions of people to live frustrated “celibate” lives with their spouses.

In a book bound to provoke controversy, she likens faithful husbands and wives to “caged animals” and argues that they should be free to explore their “wild side” with lovers without the threat of divorce.

Meeting a secret lover for a casual encounter should be as routine as dining out at a restaurant instead of eating at home, she claims.

British couples should take their cue from French, who she claims are happier and have more stable home lives because of a permissive and “philosophical” approach to adultery. You may say this is an immoral and decadent attitude; I could not possibly comment.

Husbands in Britain could also learn much from the “experienced libertines” across the Channel who, she insists, are the “masters of seduction”.

Dr. Dr Hakim, a former L S E social scientist who is now operating under the duvet of the Centre for Policy Studies think-tank the, provoked controversy last year in which she coiled the term erotic capital “erotic capital” and urged people to use this commodity to get on life. It only proved that social scientists are out of touch with reality as people have been doing just that since Adonis was a mortal.

In her latest book, The New Rules, Dr. Hakin renames adulterous trysts as “parallel relationships”. Further proof we think that she is living in a parallel universe.

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Apprentices: A format worth doing a thousand times?

People with good memories sometimes pick me up for recycling jokes, using the same joke but rewording it to fit different circumstances. Well as anyone who has ever done standup (as I have back in the days when I could stand up) will tell you,
“If a joke is worth doing once it’s worth doing a thousand times.”

Not so with ‘reality’ TV formats however.

Celebrity Apprentices with Donald Trump, Piers Morgan, a guy who used to be in the Sopranos and still thinks he is a Capo di Mafia and a load of people I’ve never heard of or remember only because they used to be somebody well known.

What I’m talking about is, you remember Taxi, the show that launched Danny di Vito to stardom? Well one of the celebrity apprentices is the fit redhead who was launched to obscurity by the same show.

Another reality show on at the monent is a kind of X Factor for standups (the C factor – I mean C for comedy of course, not the painfully unfunny ‘Cs’ who have been kicked out so far. The best line I’ve heard in the show to date came from one of the judges, Kate Capstick. She told an aspiring comedian before giving him his marching orders, “You’re ego is writing cheques you talent can’t cash.”

Now that one really is a keeper.

(NB: Anyone thinking of telling me I watch too uch crap on TV, well I’m not ashamed of watching what I watch but the trick of getting a blog post out of a show you haven’t watched is to watch one episode and get to know the format then read the reviews online. It’s a bit like the technique for the art of talking bollocks and talking about books we haven’t read.

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Madness Gone Politically Correct

The doughty campaigners of Boggart Blog have often been astounded by the sheer irrationality of many things done in the name of science or the pronouncements of “scientists.” Some of the most extreme instances of scientists demonstrating how far removed from reality they are have led us to question the sanity of the whole sub – species.

The latest thing they have come up with has left even our hardened journos gobsmacked.

It s not unreasonable to suspect the mental stability of people who spend their lives trying to make mice more intelligent, teach crocodiles to speak, molesting dumb animals in other ways or talking to dolphins but when they start thinking of their dolphon friends as real people we may be sure there are deep seated reality issues involved. What then are we to make of a new report from a team of scientists (marine zoologists we guess) who have demanded that in future dolphins be treated as “non – human persons.”

Now don’t take this the wrong way, I love dolphins. I do not think the Japanese should eat them, mammals do not belong in sushi. In my view however for humans to eat raw fish as dolphins do would be barbaric. Dolphins will only be the equal of humans when they demand their fish be served lightly grilled and accompanied by tartar sauce. I mean, what kind of human would eat raw fi…oh – um.

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World Domination ‘E’ Factor vs Strictly Come Watching Lettuce Go Limp

Fatsally has alread blogged the christmas appeal season blog – now here is the Boggart Blog panto season blog delivered by Boggart Blog’s resident pantomime villain Dr. Even-More-Evil-Than-His-Evil-Twin-Dr.- Evil Evil

Faced with a choice of watching an award show or a “reality” show on television last Saturday and Sunday night I decided instead to sit and plan the evil schemes that will lead to my goal of making Boggart Blog the organisation that controls all the broadcast and print media distributed information for the entire planet. MWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAA Nothing can stop Boggart Blogs march towards World Domination.

It makes no matter that I did not watch Strictly Come Watching Lettuce Go Limp or Distinctly Lacking The X Factor, I can still blog about them as Boggart Blog already controls enough of the news media we can tell you whatever we like and you have no choice but to believe us. MWAH-HA-HA-HA-HAAA. Please excuse me while I do something obscene with this white Persian Cat.

“Do you know what they’ve done on Strictly?” Mrs E. demanded of me at some point over the weekend. It was a rhetorical question but even an evil mastermind would never dare not respond a rhetorical question from his wife.

“I don’t know, has somebody kidnapped Bruce Forsyth’s wig and demanded a ransom of ONE MILLION POUNDS? I asked hopefully. The dead rodent Brucie wears on his head has irritated me for too long but far more pressing matters command my attention.

It turned out someone called Ali Bastian (no relation to our music correspondent Brother Bastion unless there is something he has forgotten to tell us) had been thrown out of the competition despite having wonderful arms.

“They put that Chris Hollins through and he always dances with a stupid grin on his face,” complained Mrs E. as if an evil genius hellbent on world domination ought to care about such things. To be honest I have never seen any ballroom dancer who does not dance with a silly grin on their face. It is part of their job description. One day in the not too distant future however they will all dance to my tune. MWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAA. There will be no silly grins then.

In Distinctly Lacking The X Factor the one with some talent was obviously eliminated first. The one Simon Cowell wanted you to think he wanted to win did not win which is what Mr. Cowell really wanted. All evil pantomime villains hellbent on world domination have a PhD in Machiavellian schemeing.

The winner was the one who looked and sounded like the secret love child of Cheryl Cole and Biffa Bacon from Viz*.

The most interesting thing to emerge from the X Factor this year happened in the press jamboree after the final. Speaking candidly to journalists Simon Cowell revealed he plans to launch a political X Factor next year. Regular readers who pay attention may remember Boggart Blog’s fat sally predicted some months ago that organisation of the 2010 General Election would be outsourced to Simon Cowell (Strictly General X Factor Celebrity Election)

So Cowell wants to take over the country. The X Factor Evil manipulator versus Boggart Blog’s pantomime villain Dr. Even-More-Evil-Than-His-Evil-Twin-Dr.- Evil Evil will be quite a spectacle and will keep those voter lines ringing and the cash rolling in MWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAA. But Cowell will not be a worthy adversary after all his greatest triumph to date was getting …… Mr Blobby …… into the pop charts. I shall enjoy crushing him and claiming Cheryl Cole as my prize. He can keep Danni Minogue, she is not as plastic as ……Mr. Blobby ……. but she ought to suffice, MWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAA.

Boggart Blog’s ascendancy is now so entrenched we can even manipulate our rival evil masterminds hellbent on World Domination. Resistance is futile, Boggart Blog controls your minds.

*Anyone who has heard of Viz will know who Biffa Bacon is and anybody who has not heard of Viz either does not speak English and will not be reading Boggart Blog or does not live on this planet. For the benefit of anglophone aliens then:
BIFFA BACON
Biffa is Fulchester’s answer to Mike Tyson. He’s had a hard life (his parents, known as Fatha and Mutha, keep punching his face in) and he generally takes it out on everyone else (by, erm, punching their faces in). He’s not too bright and usually takes more punishment than he deals out. He’s a complete head-case of course, so it’s best to avoid spilling his pint. He can use a lager-frenzy to get ahead of his rivals in the race.

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